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Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sorento Problems and Repair Histories

406 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Hyundai Tucson. 102 of these members (25.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 248 repairs to Hyundai Tucsons--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

651 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Kia Sorento. 215 of these members (33%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 491 repairs to Kia Sorentos--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

To see how frequently Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sorento problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Don't infer Hyundai Tucson or Kia Sorento problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sorento repairs by problem area

22% of the Hyundai Tucson repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 19% to the suspension, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle. 30% of the Kia Sorento repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 27% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 248 Hyundai Tucson and 491 Kia Sorento repairs.

Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sorento repair cost distribution

Of the Hyundai Tucson repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 5% cost less than $100, 66% between $100 and $499, 18% between $500 and $999, 8% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500. Of the Kia Sorento repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 16% cost less than $100, 48% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, 10% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 38 Hyundai Tucson and 113 Kia Sorento repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Tucson in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2006 9920    
53940 140 Replaced rear brakes and drums. 
  Most recent odometer entry.

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2005 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual AWD

Hyundai Tucson in Great Britain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2005 8000    
32000 0 Wiper motor changed due to problem with intermittent wipe not returning to full park position. Normal wipe was not affected 
54000 0 Bad vibration at low revs. Shop found problem with clutch plate. Replaced with "modified" plate from manufacturer. Problem resolved 
  Most recent odometer entry.

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2005 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Tucson in Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2006 21080    
28520 0 Mass air flow sensor replaced 
33480 0 Front end vibration 

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2005 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Tucson in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2006 6200    
14260 0 CD/MP3 unit ate a CD and refused to reject it. New Radio/CD Unit took over 10 days to be installed CD/MP3 unit replaced 
31000 0 Fuel injector on No 1 cylinder. Original repair not completed properly. 
37820 0 Rear shocks replaced. 
39680 0 airbag sensor replaced 
40920 0 replaced corroded oil pan 
52700 520 transmission cooler was leaking 
60760 450 power steering lines corroded and leaking fluid, line replaced 
61760 250 rear hatch would not open, internal mechanism and handle replaced 
66340 300 air sensor replaced 
65100 800 suspension parts replaced. rusty exhaust pipe segment that is located under the oilpan 
Hyundai Tucson in Nebraska, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2006 32000    
41000 0 false oxygen senor alarm....check engine light has come back on but resets itself in about a day or two? 
88000 1500 Brakes, rotors, power steering hose oil pain gasket/seals (2) 
  Most recent odometer entry.

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2005 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Kia Sorento in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 43000    
47000 200 Accelerator cable was fraying inside its sheath, causing erratic pedal movement. 
48000 10 throttle plate carbon deposits. Dealer claimed to clean and lubricate. 
57000 500 Replaced alternator. 
62000 800 front suspension strut collapse 
  Most recent odometer entry.

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic AWD w/low range

Kia Sorento in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 31000    
31000 1550 Front axle (AWD)bind up when cornering. Axle lubed - seemed to fix problem. 60K service performed at same time also new timing belt.2 weeks after the visit noticed they had drained the AC (both caps missing) - $200 to refill AC - I'm pissed with dealer. 
62000 320 Both headlights have badly darkened lenses purchased new headlights with clear lenses 
66000 18 fluid burning smell a month ago - cold weather onset. No visible leaks, found Power steering reservoir was very low. Added Lucas leak sealer fluid. Keeping an eye on the situation. won't go back to Kia dealer as they were incompetent on last repair 
78000 125 Power steering system was leaking badly - had to fill the reservoir every day. Mechanic found the low pressure return hose was leaking and replaced it. 
78000 740 Power steering hose developed a leak again after a couple months. Dealer replaced hoses and refilled power steering system. Steering wheel now crooked - not level when driving straight - and loose. 
81000 0 Leaking again - dealer unable to fix the probelm - traded the car for a 2012 Sportage 
Kia Sorento in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 115000    
115000 0 Front transfer case replacement, estimate for repair $4K....and coolant leak....est for repair $500 
115000 1500 front differential rebuilt, two new tires and battery required to pass state inspection 
205500 450 Replacement right rear wheel bearing and hub. 
230000 150 Exhaust system repair 

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2003 Kia Sorento 4dr SUV

192-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Kia Sorento in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 74400    
75020 35 Low beams burn out at least every 3-4 months replaced wiring with one that was stated in a TSB- so far so good. 
93000 800 plastic heater hose section broke exhast hanger rusted and caused the y pipe to flex and crack - replaced 
93000 600 Change plugs change out 1 coil rad flush 
  Most recent odometer entry.

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This page shows repair histories for only five vehicles. See more problem reports for the Kia Sorento.

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